Pre-Primary education is compulsory and free for children aged 4 8/12 years old and above who enroll in public Pre-Primary schools. Younger children aged between 3 to 4 8/12 that approved and enroll in public Pre-Primary schools pay fees, which are defined by the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance.
According to relevant Council of Ministers Decisions (63.682 / 20.4.2006 and 80.361 / 2.3.2016), the following parent cases are exempt from the obligation to pay tuition fees for their children in public pre-primary schools, provided that they provide the schools with the relevant supporting documents:
Parents who receive Minimum Income Guaranteed or Public Allowance.
Parents with serious health problems and disabilities do not work and are subjected to treatment costs
Parents of children who are absent from kindergarten for more than one month, due to parentís or childrenís health reasons.
In community Pre-Primary schools, parents pay fees which are defined by the community pre-primary school.
Fees for Turkish-Cypriot pupils that attend private Pre-Primary schools in the free areas of Cyprus Government are fully funded (fees and registration expenses) by the Government.
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